Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm pooped!

With all the activity in Ocean City, Miss Isabella couldn't always keep up.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Assateague Adventure

To see Assateague Island and the nature reserve, we boarded the Assateague Adventure for an afternoon excursion. We heard a history of Ocean City, saw some impressive homes and crabbing ships. We saw the wild horse reserve. Isabella tried crabbing and touched a bunch on the native ocean wildlife. Papa Steve caught a little crab with his bear hands. Wow! What a day and boy, was it chilly on the ocean.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Swimming, swimming, swimming

Lots of swimming for us that week. Isabella loves the water so she had a blast.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

First Full Day

We wanted to make the most of our day with the Haynesheads, so we hit the pool and then headed to the famous Boardwalk. We played in the sand and dripped our feet in the cold ocean. We walked on the Boardwalk and got some lunch. Isabella rode her first carnival rides. Wow! What a day! (I'm tired already.)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ahhh..this traffic

So from Philly, we had a three hour ride to Ocean City. Yeah right! What was supposed to be a short three hour car drive turned into six, that's right, six hours! Traffic was unbelievable. At one point, we traveled only two miles in an hour. We seriously could have walked faster!

So we didn't arrive at the condo when we wanted and we were all too tired to explore. So Saturday was a bust! But we were all pleasantly surprised at the size and niceness of the condo and complex, and the pool was gorgeous. Even with the fog, we ventured out to walk by the water.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

And we're off...

On day 1 of our not so one tank trip, we headed to Philly to catch up with the Haynesheads. We had not seen them for more than a year and had yet to meet Hollyn in person. We had only seen her grow through pics on her blog.

Since Isabella is new to this potty thing, Kevin and I thought we'd better pack a portable kid potty for an emergency. We made a few stops and Isabella never missed a beat. No accidents since the end of June! Yeah!

We arrived in Philly mid-afternoon just in time for some backyard fun and traditional July 4th foods. Yum! But rain dampened our fireworks plans.

Thanks Hollyn, Uncle Brian and Aunt Chris for such hospitality!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

What a trip!

We're back! We had a wonderful vacation in Ocean City, MD! This was the first visit for us and Grandma Mary, Papa Steve, Aunt Julie and Uncle Chris. There was SO much to do! Over the next few weeks, I'll take you on a day-by-day recap of the trip. For now, enjoy some of my favorite pictures from the nine day trip.